Ne Mee Poo Health Facility
Kamiah, Nez Perce Indian Reservation, Idaho 
 
 
McCormack Landscape Architecture was the landscape architect for the Ne Mee Poo Health Facility at Kamiah, Idaho. This health facility was designed to serve a remote tribal community on the Nez Perce Reservation. The landscape design featured a "Fountain Courtyard" - two water features that mimic the waterfalls found throughout the Nez Perce Homelands. Basalt boulders and walls would screen the courtyard from the adjacent parking lots. This courtyard would be lushly landscaped with ferns, mosses and flowering shrubs, to create a soothing garden for patients visiting the facility. The entire site would be landscaped with native plants that are used by the Nez Perce people for food, medicine and cultural uses. Seating areas would be provided around the perimeter with boulders and benches to allow patients and staff to sit amongst the native gardens.

Due to budgetary cutbacks, the Nez Perce Tribe decided to minimize the landscape design. If future funding becomes available, the "Fountain Courtyard" and other design elements will be installed.
 
Client: Indian Health Service/Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho
Architect: Shaman Architecture